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Integrating OLED Technology in Commercial Spaces. Television has come a long way from its invention in 1927. The first television was small, chunky, and was solely in black and white. Less than 100 years after the first TV was invented, it has seen a rapid evolution. We’ve seen 4K Ultra HD resolution, Plasma, HDR, and now OLED technology is the forefront of the lengthy must-have list of TV jargon. People are flocking to OLED because of its super black tonality and have extremely punchy contrast.
But, what exactly is OLED? And what makes it so special?
WHAT is OLED?
OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It’s basically a type of technology that makes it possible to reach dark black levels of contrast from extremely thin screens. OLED technology works by placing a carbon-based film in between two conductors, and it emits light when an electrical current passes thru. This happens in every pixel that’s in an OLED screen. These pixels are self-emissive which is fancy tech talk to mean that they generate their own light.
Currently, OLED comes in two types: Passive Matrix ( PMOLED), and Active-Matrix. Of the two, AMOLED is more familiar because it is the type of OLED that is used for the TV’s that we see today. In addition to this, OLED also includes white pixels with the usual green, red and blue sub-pixels, so the colors are more accurate and diverse and also works in increasing the display’s lifespan. As of 2018, LG display in the only company that produces OLED TV panels and also is the supplier of OLED panels to other companies which includes Panasonic, Sony, Philipps, Changhong, Konka among a long list. It might be a good idea to mention that OLED is not only limited to Television and displays, it is also used in mobile phones. Since 2016, phones like M7 plus, Gionee S11S ,Oppo A79, R11 plus, OnePlus 5T, Google Pixel 2 iPhone X and Samsung A8+. This makes the phones’ displays crystal clear and also helps with battery life, so you can check social media and use tools like construction management RFI, or play games longer.
Advantages of Using OLED
There are many reasons why people are going crazy over OLED technology. Among a long list, here are the top 3:
1. OLED screens have an almost perfect viewing angle. This comes from the fact that OLEDs generates light rather than cover light. Every pixel is lit individually so this light can be seen from every angle clearly.
2. OLED TV’s are very thin and have only one layer of Plexiglas like material. This material is light but contains all of the TFT material and color needed. In addition to being extremely slim, the screen is also flexible and unbreakable.
3. OLED TV only needs very little power to operate so its greener for the environment. In addition to being good to the environment, this also makes it last for a long time with regular usage.
The only downside to this is that OLEDs cost a lot, but of course, as technology progresses even more in the future, and more players get involved, the price should go down.
OLED in Commercial Spaces
OLED is not only good for gracing your living room, but it can also serve a wide variety of purpose in commercial spaces. Here are some places that OLED has found its home in.
Transportation hubs like airports cruise ship terminals or big train stations utilize OLED dual-sided display to display important information like flight schedules or deliver essential information to travelers which can include flight delays or any other important announcement.
It can also be used basically like a TV in waiting areas to provide entertainment or in some cases, they are hung in ceilings and are used to display beautiful images so that people can feel relaxed when they move thru a usually crowded terminal.
OLED in Luxury Hotels
Luxury hotels only want the best for their client, and what can be better than OLED. The high-end hospitality industry has always preferred OLED as their first choice to serve as the guest room TV. Hotels also use OLED to make their lobbies and other common areas as a display to add elegance and style to the hotel’s overall interior.
Premium or Specialty Retailers
High end and premium specialty retailers like jewelry stores, and high-end fashion boutiques are setting themselves apart from their competition by creating an amazing visual presentation that showcases their products. OLED displays can be displayed anywhere due to their thin and bendable shapes and can blend anywhere, it can showcase the merchandise in a visually stunning way. New transparent OLED technology can bring the visual element up by several notches by presenting the products in never before seen ways. OLED’s coupled with technology like Augmented Reality allows customers to ‘try on’ different outfits and even send screenshots to their friends to ask for advice without even trying on a single piece of clothing. This kind of technology can certainly bring a very unique experience for any store and will have the customer’s flocking.
OLED displays in museums can bring exhibits to life with outstanding, and crystal clear images. Custom arched, dual-sided OLED displays in planetariums can show the stars, and other heavenly bodies in stunning quality and makes the viewer feel that the one with the universe.
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